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Family Faction

When a rivalry happens the best thing to do is fight it out. So we have taken two blends in the same family and present to you Family Faction. This Battle of the Blends puts up Hearth & Home 10 to Midnight Bulk against Russ' Tastykake. So make sure you bet on this Family Feud battle for a sure win. 
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6 OZ SamplerIn Stock$18.99
10 to Midnight Bulk Shipping Constraints
Per OZIn Stock$3.76
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1-7
$3.76
8-15
$3.70
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$3.55
Russ' Tastykake Shipping Constraints
Per ozIn Stock$4.99
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$4.99
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$3.49
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$3.29
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$3.06
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$2.83
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Overall Rating4.73 out of 5 Based on 56 Ratings

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5 out of 5
New pipesmoker-First tobacco
I'm new to pipe smoking, so my review is not much use to experienced smokers. I bought several different types of tobacco to try. I didn't know which type to try first ie burleys, virginias, etc. After being overwhelmed with suggestions from reviews and other sources, I picked this one to smoke first because it smelled so good to me. To me the tin note was great. Smelled like a burning fireplace log, which I love. I have starting out with a MM Missouri Pride neked pipe. I do not have enough experience with a taste palate yet, but its seemed smooth and not harsh. I cannot speak to the room note, as I am a lone smoker. I think my starting choice is a winner (at least to me).
5 out of 5
Night Time Pleasures
Hearth & Home 10 to Midnight is a wonderful English blend when you want a serious amount of latakia. Though I'm mostly an Aromatic smoker, I do enjoy the varieties offered with English blends. 10 to Midnight is one of the strongest blends I have in my cellar containing latakia. It's usually one of the last blends I smoke at night.
5 out of 5
Tastykake
Russ did good. Might need a tad more umph but good smoking overall. Smooth, no bite and good for pipe dreams!
5 out of 5
A Must Buy
I bought 4 oz's and when it came I immediately loaded up a pipe. At first I thought it was a little too mellow, but the second pipe bowl was better, and the third was absolutely marvelous probably because I let it dry out a bit. I highly recommend this tobacco blend. I will be purchasing this again.
5 out of 5
A Must Buy
I bought 4 oz's and when it came I immediately loaded up a pipe. At first I thought it was a little too mellow, but the second pipe bowl was better, and the third was absolutely marvelous probably because I let it dry out a bit. I highly recommend this tobacco blend. I will be purchasing this again.
5 out of 5
My favorite so far.
My favorite so far.
5 out of 5
Smoking flavor and smooth.
Title says it all. 1.5 year pipe smoker. Kept buying different flavors but couldn't find anything as good as lane limited 1q. Finally found a new favorite.
5 out of 5
Bravo Russ
I refer to this one as “the bar” because it came in this little 2oz slab looking thing and because it’s like if you dropped a 500lb bench press bar of flavor on your face. It’s almost impossible to list all the flavors here. Best smoked in a small bowl for our puny minds could not comprehend it in a full sized pipe.
5 out of 5
Russ' Tastykake
Great smoke, ran the wife right out of the room.
5 out of 5
Goodbye nightcap Hello 10 to midnight
If you like Dunhill’s nightcap then please try this! Night cap for me was a seven out of 10 But 10 to mid. Is a 10 out of 10. It has a good amount of Latakia of course, but not too much as to cover up the other tobaccos. This is my new go to Latakia bland.
5 out of 5
A Name Well Earned...
There's a reason this one is a solid 5 stars... I can sometimes be a bit generous in my reviews because imo pipe tobacco is like pizza, or... something else that consenting adults do with their spare time haha. Ergo, 'Even when it's bad, it's good'. But this one deserves those stars. This is one that marries the best qualities of aromatic and non-aro together harmoniously... and would be a great blend for aro smokers looking to expand their horizons.. or the reverse. While I disagree with some of the reviews about being cool smoking, it's not overly hot either. Some pre-drying may improve this. There is however, as others stated, zero tongue bite. The ripe age of the leaf is apparent and, along with the melding of flavors provided by the pressing, lends a distinction and subtlety to the profile which sets this blend apart. Well done Mr. Oulette!
5 out of 5
My new favorite
Excellent tobacco. Very smooth, flavorful tobacco. Instantly became my new favorite
5 out of 5
Ten to midnight. And it's 2:30am passed Midnight!!
Fired up my meerschum pipe with some Ten to midnight, the taste is Awesome, the fragrance is also Awesome!!
5 out of 5
Ten to midnight
I was looking for another taste in tobacco, so I bought 10 to midnight, thought that I would try something new,
4 out of 5
Glad I bought some
A hard light for me and takes some relights, but this is a rewarding smoke. I think this and Fusiliers Ration are two tobaccos that I've discovered over this winter, which I cannot wait to smoke in the summer. This is going to be my late night, porch sitting, river-valley-watching tobacco. And it will probably find its way in to my pack for backpacking, too. It's got this very deep Latakia flavor that plays well with the other tobaccos in the blend for a sweet, smokey experience. Really pleased. I shared some with a friend tonight and we both had some great conversation, and the namesake timeframe was about right.
5 out of 5
Great smoking
I was happy when this was back in stock. Great smoke with a smooth and unique flavor.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Amazing flavors. And aroma is awesome as well
4 out of 5
Just too pungent
Tried this after all the good reviews. Agree on most points. It is a really good smoke. A bit hard to light, but worth the effort. I really liked the flavor. My only negative is that this is the smelliest tobacco I've ever tried. As some others have said, smells like a campfire. That is the downside. When I come in from smoking on my patio (never smoke inside my house) I have to take whatever clothes/shirt I have on and immediately toss them in the washer. Not sure I will be ordering more. Damn shame, as it's a really tasty tobacco to smoke.
5 out of 5
my primary tobacco
This is my go to choice. I do rotate other tobacco (because the world is a big place and berrie variety is wonderful). But this one is cool smoking, the dark chocolate like flavors go great with several wines, and the room note is very pleasant.
4 out of 5
now a permanent party of my lineup
I tend to prefer a little more bold blends, but purchased this one based on some other reviews. Cool smoking. Mild enough to smoke all day. A little sweet on the nose, I use it to introduce newer smokers to non-aromatics. I keep a good portion on hand now.
5 out of 5
Tasty, Tasty, Tasty!
Purchased a 4 oz. order to try this. I gave 1/2 to a friend. We both really like this blend! The flavor is nice, and it's strong enough to taste while drinking a strong cup of coffee or adult beverage as a compliment to your smoke. The bulk presentation was pretty much already rubbed out for me, which was fine, since you end up having to break it up prior to smoking anyhow. Lots of interesting flavor happening here, especially if you take your time and really enjoy your smoking experience.
5 out of 5
LOVE Russ's Tastykake!!!? My FAVORITE
LOVE Russ's Tastykake!!!? My FAVORITE blend, by far..
5 out of 5
Pleasantly surprising blend...
Finally discovered what my tall skinny bent briar is good for. Open the pouch and the Latakia asserts itself immediately...then there’s the crumble cake aspect...I broke it down to 1/4” chunks, stuffed the bowl and noted that it was already 10:30...a half hour late to light up. Even with my crummy rubbing out technique, it isn’t hard to light and keep going. It’s amazingly smooth! Not even a hint of bite. Lotsa smoke and a very pleasant Latakia aroma. A note of sweetness now and again. The larger pieces may yield brief periods of differing flavor...adds adventure for sure. My poor rubbing out approach necessitated a couple of relights, aka pauses to reflect. For its rugged appearance and Latakia nature, it sure is a nice mild smoke. I’ll do better on the next bowl. Definitely think a deep narrow bowl is a plus on this one...oh yeah, this 10:30 start looks like it could easily make 11:30 or later before running out...not a bad thing. The Mountain road between Santa Fe and Albuquerque is an easy one hour drive. I’ll try that next, should time out just about right.
4 out of 5
Interesting stuff
H&H 10 to Midnight has its own thing going on. It's got a richness and a complexity that is hard to nail down but easy to enjoy. It is mild enough to smoke all day, but I use it as a break between my dark-fired Burleys and traditional English blends. I didn't give it 5 stars because it has to be rubbed out pretty hard before it will burn well. But it is tasty. TRY SOME!
3 out of 5
Tin note better than the smoke...
Three stars because the tin note is actually better than the smoke. I just received 2 oz. because I wanted to try it. the tobacco is kinda sticky; probably due to the pressing? It's not a bad english, but there's better out there like all of the Frog Morton's. Has a slight tongue bite but not bad. The tin note reminds me of a camp fire or BBQ, but you don't get that while smoking it. I'm going to cellar this for a while and see if it improves?
5 out of 5
Russ tastykake
A delicious Latakia blend that has rapidly become one of my favorites !
3 out of 5
like the Sutliff Vanilla much
like the Sutliff Vanilla much better
5 out of 5
Smoky Goodness
I am really impressed with this blend! It's got plenty of smoky latakia goodness. It's a great all day smoke when paired with your morning coffee or evening bourbon.
5 out of 5
A very tasty tobbaco
Smokes very cool and very tasteful
5 out of 5
Flavorful and fragrant
This is excellent. Fairly sweet, smokey and fragrant. The cakes/flakes are pressed very dense and hard. Needs some time to get lit and some relights. Smokes dry and cool. It's a very good latakia blend. Not too strong and IMO not only for late night.
4 out of 5
Campfire room note
This is a nice tobacco. I ordered it along with the current bulk version of Dunhill Nightcap looking for a heavy latakia blend. They are not much alike. Nightcap is spicy and complex. 10 to Midnight is a simpler smoke. But it's a nice soft smoke which I enjoy. Wonderful campfire room note. That's the feature I like best about 10 to Midnight - smoky room note that I find very pleasant. Mouth feel is great, but I want more variety of flavor. So I usually put in a a healthy pinch of something else depending on my mood. I've often added McClelland's blending oriental to get a spicier smoke. Now and then I add a strong burley flake to get more nicotine. Smoking it straight however, I found it a bit dull in flavor after mid bowl. Perhaps I need to smoke it slower. I recommend a smaller pipe for this blend. Btw, I like drier tobacco and this crumble cake was not too dry for my taste. Good to have on hand. I'll order more when I run out.
5 out of 5
Everyday Smoke
This is my everyday smoke. Russ, made a perfect full bodie smoke, with a beautiful aroma and leaves a gorgeous white ash. Wife loves smell also. You should try this bkend
4 out of 5
Perfect ending of my day!
What else can be said about this tobacco? It is smoky and relaxing but please smoke slow!
5 out of 5
Best stuff ever!
This is/was my favorite tobacco to date! I hope they make more in the future.
4 out of 5
So Much Latakia
Gorgeous, black slabs of smokey, sweet bliss. The 'tin note' (bought mine in bulk and have a jar stuffed full) is dark and mysterious like... Who am I kidding? It smells like the most delicious beef jerky you've ever had and I wish you luck in not taking a bite. The cake is awesome; So easy to prepare, not to mention store. Sweet and silky smoke- tasted of fresh linen and dark fruit with a light floral aftertaste and a hint of spice with absolutely no bite. burns slow, cool, and dry. the downside- Personally I love the aroma, but unless your guests are pipe smokers, you may have to smoke this one on the porch. I think this blend comes close to containing the maximum percentage of Latakia a blend can contain while remaining varied and interesting. As soon as this is back in stock, I will be grabbing a few more bricks.
5 out of 5
Tastykake
I have been smoking a pipe for over 50 years and this is the first crumble cake that I have tried. Tastykake is an appropriate name. I love the taste. It smokes cool, is easy to keep lit, my wife likes the aroma and no tongue bite. It doesn't get much better than this one. Keep it coming.
5 out of 5
Just like the name says TASTY.
Russ O has done it again. Another fabulous combination that lives up to its name. While it is not as "full" as some of his other Lat blends, this one is just right for that Lat taste with enough sweetness to keep you coming back. My not so refined taste buds put this in a great crossover catagory with a good kick. Love this stuff. Get it while it lasts.
5 out of 5
Second times a charm
Hopefully they will post this review instead of my first review. My first review was based on user error. This was my first time using a kake tobacco and I just picked off bits of the kake and packed the bowl with them to smoke. Not the best way to smoke this blend. Afterwards I smoked Peterson Irish flake where you have to rub out the tobacco. First time with a flake as well. I revisited this afterwards and applied the same technique before packing and it made quite the difference. Now I can see why they call it tastykake it brought out the flavor very nicely still smooth, mellow, well aged no bite but now I can taste the flavor much better. Very nice tobacco.
5 out of 5
Great smoke! Such a shame it's a limited quantity blend.
Russ! You have GOT to make more Tastykake! This stuff is delicious and smooth! Such a satisfying smoke. I bought 2 oz and now wish I had bought a pound! It came in a tightly compressed and hardy cake. The 2 oz I bought were the size of a small brownie, but the weight is justified - the stuff is dense. It crumbles nicely. The moisture content is great for the flavor but it does require frequent re-lights, which is of no consequence. It's all about flavor! It's a great balance of English smokiness, smoothness, and light sweetness. Thanks for the surprise release!
3 out of 5
It's ok.
Not a bad blend, mellow, well aged, smooth, no bite. However my wife doesn't like the room note and with the name I expected a bit more flavor. Glad I gave it a try but not really my cup of tea. Gonna have to smoke this outside. May try getting some latakia to add to it to give it some kick.
5 out of 5
Tasty Kake
Outstanding!!!!! Glad I purchase a good amount will cellar some. Great flavor and cool smoke!!! Thanks for making this kake!!!!
5 out of 5
My go to everyday smoke
Sligtly sour bag note, but not at all evident in the bowl. Comes in a compressed cake form. Complex in flavor. Good amount of Latakia, but not overpowering. Floral-like oriental in the background. Subtly sweet. It gets better as the midpoint smoking of the bowl. Gets a little spicy near the end of the bowl. I have several tobacco jars but always come back to this. Quite a smokey room note. I've gotten comments on whether something is burning a couple hours after it's been smoked. Probably better as an outdoor smoke. Great evening smoke for pondering before bed. Highly recommended. I find myself pleasantly sighing while smoking this blend. I love it so much I'll sometimes smoke back-to-back bowls! This'll be a regular purchase for sure. Age: 1 month Pipe: Meerschaum -------------- -Pipe newbie (~4 months) -Female pipe smoker, late 20s -cigarette smoker convertee
5 out of 5
Smooth, rich, elegant.
I am so pleased with 10 to Midnight, and so glad to see it's available in bulk, I wish more of the great ones were.
5 out of 5
A new favorite
LOVE this product. Ordered an oz one of a variety to help discover cross section of blends I might like. Home run. Back ordered but I'm list for more
5 out of 5
A daily in my tobacco rotation!
This has become my daily Latakia tobacco. Cool, smooth and balanced. First gut it in a deal, fell in love with it immediately!
5 out of 5
Wunderbar!
An excellent Balkan-style krumble kake. Just the right balance of Latakia to Virginia. The Orientals add a little extra depth… A savory and citrusy perfection.
5 out of 5
Aka 11:50 PM
Don't be thinking this is penzance. Because it's not, I actually think it's better in the Latakia dept. With age penzance seems to lose its smokiness. This blend is great for the price.
5 out of 5
THE GOOD STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!
Awesome English/Balken blend will definitely purchase again A+++++
4 out of 5
Latakia blend
Not a bad Latakia blend, I'd put it right up there with Ashton artison and Dunhill nightcap.
5 out of 5
Loving it
Loving it
5 out of 5
oh meh gerd!!
This is lovely. i love english blends and i love cakes. fun to prepare and even more enjoyable to smoke. its everything i love about an english. smokey, effervescent latakia and an elusive undercurrent of something "buttery". i keep puffing just to find and define what that is, but i just cant quite grab it. the fun is in the hunt i suppose. All day, everyday if allowed... i see a lot of comparisons to Penzance. if its anything like this i bet its wonderful. if i never get to try it i don't think ill care as long as i can get my hands on 10 to midnight. Regrets? not buying a pound...
5 out of 5
And so to bed . . .
This has become my favorite late night smoke. It burns slowly and cleanly, and the flavor comes through to the last puff. The name is a perfect match to the blend, with its deep notes and smooth finish.
5 out of 5
Great Stuff!
This was my first latakia blend and I was not disappointed. The first thought after smelling the bag (i went for the bulk) was a campfire in the woods. The taste was great and it lingered for quite a while. The room was warm and relaxing, though perhaps not to those who are not used to tobacco. There was a slight peppery taste/sesation throughout, which was pleasant. Overall, I cannot wait to order more. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5
Long, Cool Latakia
Long, cool, Mild Latakia
5 out of 5
Classic Blend
One of the best english/balkan blends I've tried to date, H&H has never let me down and this is another winner.
4 out of 5
Nice way to end the day
This has become my favorite tobacco to end the day with. Nice burn and a deep rich flavor that really helps me let it all go.
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